A PhaseMap is a map to identify the location on different phases in a EBSD mapping as well as non-indexed pixels. Internally, a PhaseMap is saved in a 8-bit map (ByteMap and an XML file). All pixels corresponding to a phase have the same value. Up to 255 phases can be saved. The first phase has a value of 1. All non-indexed pixels have a value of 0. The XML file contains the description of each phase: name, unit cell, atom positions and symmetry.


Phase 1 in brown, phase 2 in pink, non-indexed pixels in black